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  • Vallipunam Re-settlers Get Free Spectacles

    Resettled villagers at Vallipunam village in Mullaittivu after a recent mobile eye clinic where they got their eyes examined, received 100 pairs of spectacles, following the good offices of Dr Saumya Karunaratne of ‘Love All - Serve All Foundation’. Distribution of those spectacles took place at Vallipunam holiday resort during the clinic which was held during morning hours.
  • Indian High Commissioner Tours Mullaittivu & Wanni

    HIGH COMMISSIONER for India in Sri Lanka Mr Ashok K. Kantha last Friday (19) took time off to visit Mullaittivu and Vavuniya, in order to see for himself the progress regarding living conditions of the newly re-settled displaced persons and their needs, if any. The diplomat and his retinue on arrival at Oddusuddan Maha Vidyalaya under 64 Division were received by Major General Athula Jayawardana, Security Forces Commander Mullaittivu and conducted to the school auditorium.....

  • Artillery Graduation Ceremonies Produce More Gunners

    The graduation ceremony of the Long Gunners Staff Course (LGSC) of the School of Artillery at Minneriya took place recently under the aegis of Brigadier D.A.R Ranawaka, General Officer Commanding, 56 Division as the Chief Guest. The course, meant for other ranks was pursued by 17 Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and Senior NCOs. The Chief Guest awarded mementos to those who did well during the course.
  • Bangladesh's Army Chief General Mubeen Arrives in Colombo

    General Mohammed Abdul Mubeen ndc psc, Bangladesh’s Chief of Army Staff, at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, arrived in Sri Lanka Wednesday (23) early morning on a five-day goodwill visit. Beating of Magul Bera (auspicious drums) and a traditional ceremonial reception at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake, greeted the visiting Bangladesh Chief of Army Staff General Mohammed Abdul Mubeen, Mrs Begum Syeda Sharifa Mubeen and the delegation....

  • East Troops Organize A Series of 'Pirikara Pooja Pinkam' & Social Services

    With the sponsorship of Mrs Wasantha Pothupitiya and her family members from Gampaha, 24 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) organized a series of Pirikara Pooja Pinkam during the last two weeks. According to the programme, Pirikara and books, worth of Rs 45,000/= were distributed among 30 monks, studying at Sasthraveli Pirivena in Panama on Saturday (15).
  • Army Chief Calls at Navy Headquarters

    Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva Monday (16) morning went to the Navy Headquarters in order to pay a courtesy call on his counterpart in the Navy. A Guard of Honour, accorded by sailors on arrival at the premises saluted the visiting......
  • Giving Tigers 'Oxygen of Hope' - "The Island" Editorial

    PRESIDENT Barack Obama is a leader one is loath to criticise. But, unfortunately he doesn't seem to follow the policies of the great man whose bible he used at his inauguration in January, where a sovereign nation's right to protect itself against separatist terrorism is concerned. Hadn't President Abraham Lincoln––President Obama's hero––defended America through military means and prevented its disintegration, there would not have been a country left for President Obama to lead today.

  • Indian Navy Chief on Goodwill Visit Meets Army Commander

    INDIAN Navy Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma, now in Sri Lanka on a five-day long official visit, called on Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Monday (28) afternoon at Army Headquarters. His visit, a gesture of goodwill, meant to promote existing bilateral relations further, was accorded a Guard Turnout plus a Guard of Honour at the Commander’s secretariat premises. On arrival at the premises, he was received by Lieutenant Colonel Sunil Ariyaratne.....

  • Prosthetic Arm Offered to Manage Own Disable War Heroes

    As the saying goes; ‘compassion knows no bounds,’ the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) has taken another humane initiative by offering a Germany-manufactured prosthetic arm to one of the senior War Heroes, serving a similar set of disable War Heroes at Attidiya Mihindu Seth Medura. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army during a recent visit to the Mihindu Seth Medura casually  noticed the sanatorium’s Center Commandant...........
  • Japan-Lanka Friendship Assn Repeats Its Goodwill Gestures for Army

    Further cementing long-lasting bonds of goodwill and bilateral cooperation, the Japan-Sri Lanka Friendship Association (JSLFA) once again donated two more ambulances and a fire engine for Army use Monday (25) morning during a brief ceremony at Army Headquarters. A 36-member Japanese delegation, comprised of members of the Nakatsugawa Rotary Club and the JSLFA, now in Sri Lanka on a week-long tour, visited the Army Headquarters to represent the donation ceremony this morning.